FAQs: Our Llamas


When and where can we see the llamas?

The llamas generally pack on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday using Trillium Gap Trail. They arrive at the trailhead between 6:00 and 6:30am and should be on the trail around 7:30am. It takes them about 4 hours to make the hike in both directions. They have lunch and return to the parking lot around 6:00pm. Keep in mind that hours vary depending on weather and season. The llamas are working animals and not pets. Please respect our llamas and wranglers.

Can we pet the llamas?

As a reminder, our llamas are working animals and not pets; therefore, it is encouraged that guests do not try to approach and pet our llamas. While they are accustomed to being around people, they are not accustomed to being pet by strangers. Please respect our animals and they will respect you. If you have a question about our llamas, please ask one of our wranglers.

Can we hike with the llamas?

This is not advised as they are large animals working with a narrow trail. Crowds, unexpected loud noises or sudden movements can startle the animals and create unwanted safety hazards. You are welcome to follow behind them, but visitors should always listen to the wrangler’s advice and be respectful and aware of the llamas’ space.

Can we take photos with the llamas?

Generally, yes. We do ask that you respect the llamas’ space and not get too close to the animals as they can sometimes be frightened by large groups of people, unexpected movement and loud noises. Please respect our animals and they will do the same for you.

Do the llamas spit?

We like to think of our llamas, who are all males, as the friendliest, hardest working pack animals around. Our wranglers do a fantastic job getting them trained up for lugging loads and accustomed to people on the mountain. But like any animal, if provoked, there is no guarantee the spit won’t fly! So please heed the advice of our wranglers and be respectful of the llamas’ space if you happen to see them on a packing day.